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"Humans of New York: Stories" by Brandon Stanton

'Humans of New York: Stories' by Brandon Stanton

Adult Book In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project -to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. The photos he took and the accompanying interviews became the blog Humans of New York. His audience steadily grew from a few hundred followers to, at present count, over twelve million. In 2013, his book Humans of New York, based on that blog, was published and immediately catapulted to the top of the N ...

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"You're Never Weird on the Internet" by Felicia Day

'You're Never Weird on the Internet' by Felicia Day

Adult Book From online entertainment mogul, actress, and “queen of the geeks” Felicia Day, a funny, quirky, and inspiring memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to Internet-stardom, and embracing her individuality to find success in Hollywood.The Internet isn’t all cat videos. There’s also Felicia Day—violinist, filmmaker, Internet entrepreneur, compulsive gamer, hoagie specialist, and former lonely homeschooled girl who overcame he ...

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"Modern Romance" by Aziz Ansari

'Modern Romance' by Aziz Ansari

Adult Book Now a New York Times BestsellerA hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voicesAt some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now ...

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"Primates of Park Avenue" by Wednesday Martin

'Primates of Park Avenue' by Wednesday Martin

Adult Book Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe.After marrying a man from the Upper East Side and moving to the neighborhood, Wednesday Martin struggled to fit in. Drawing on her background in anthropology and primatology, she tried looking at her new world throug ...

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"Life Is Short (No Pun Intended): Love, Laughter, and Learning to Enjoy Every Moment" by Jennifer Arnold

'Life Is Short (No Pun Intended): Love, Laughter, and Learning to Enjoy Every Moment' by Jennifer Arnold

Adult Book From the beloved stars of TLC’s The Little Couple comes an uplifting and moving behind-the-scenes account of how the pair met, fell in love, and overcame huge obstacles to become successful professionals and parents.Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein have inspired millions as stars of TLC’s hit show The Little Couple. Though they both have dwarfism, they have knocked down every obstacle they have encounte ...

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"Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts--Becoming the Person You Want to Be" by Marshall Goldsmith

'Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts--Becoming the Person You Want to Be' by Marshall Goldsmith

Adult Book Bestselling author and one of the world’s foremost executive coaches, Marshall Goldsmith examines the emotional and psychological triggers that cause us to react and behave in certain preset, often inappropriate ways at work and in life. Triggers shows us how to break that cycle and enact meaningful change.In Triggers, renown executive coach and psychologist Marshall Goldsmith discusses the emotional triggers that set off a ...

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"The 22-Day Revolution: The Plant-Based Program That Will Transform Your Body, Reset Your Habits, and Change Your Life" by Marco Borges

'The 22-Day Revolution: The Plant-Based Program That Will Transform Your Body, Reset Your Habits, and Change Your Life' by Marco Borges

Adult Book THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWith a Foreword by Beyonce, and an Introduction by Dr. Dean Ornish A groundbreaking vegan program designed to transform your mental, emotional, and physical health in just 22 days. Founded on the principle that it takes 21 days to make or break a habit, The 22-Day Revolution is a plant-based diet designed to create lifelong habits t ...

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"Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain–for Life" by David Perlmutter

'Brain Maker: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain–for Life' by David  Perlmutter

Adult Book The bestselling author of Grain Brain uncovers the powerful role of gut bacteria in determining your brain's destiny. Debilitating brain disorders are on the rise-from children diagnosed with autism and ADHD to adults developing dementia at younger ages than ever before. But a medical revolution is underway that can solve this problem: Astonishing new research is revealing that the health of your brain is, to an ...

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"Hope and Other Luxuries: A Mother's Life with a Daughter's Anorexia" by Clare B. Dunkle

'Hope and Other Luxuries: A Mother's Life with a Daughter's Anorexia' by Clare B. Dunkle

Adult Book ★★★★★ This memoir is haunting, beautiful, and hard to forget. From the outside, Clare's life seems perfect. She has a great job as children's book author and is raising her two smart and talented daughters in Germany with her loving husband. Clare's story shows us that even when you think everything is perfect, something can happen that can turn your whole world upside down. This book traces Clare's oldest daughter Valerie's battles with depress ...

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"The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom" by Dallas Hartwig

'The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom' by Dallas Hartwig

Adult Book Millions of people visit Whole30.com every month and share their stories of weight loss and lifestyle makeovers. Hundreds of thousands of them have read It Starts With Food, which explains the science behind the program. At last, The Whole30 provides the step-by-step, recipe-by-recipe guidebook that will allow millions of people to experience the transformation of their entire life in just one month ...

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"My Organic Life: How a Pioneering Chef Helped Shape the Way We Eat Today" by Nora Pouillon

'My Organic Life: How a Pioneering Chef Helped Shape the Way We Eat Today' by Nora Pouillon

Adult Book ★★★★ It's easy to find organic produce and hormone-free meat now, but 50 years ago, that was not the case. Nora Pouillon is a Vienna-born chef and founder of Restaurant Nora, the first certified organic restaurant in the United States. When Nora came to Washington D.C. in the 1960s, she was horrified at the lack of seasonal produce and meat filled with hormones and antibiotics. Nora helped start the organic food revolution, and her memoir is an ...

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"The Geeky Chef Cookbook: Real-Life Recipes for Your Favorite Fantasy Foods - Unofficial Recipes from Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and more" by Cassandra Reeder

'The Geeky Chef Cookbook: Real-Life Recipes for Your Favorite Fantasy Foods - Unofficial Recipes from Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, and more' by Cassandra Reeder

Adult Book ★★★★★ Calling all fellow geeks out there!! Have you ever pondered how the food from your favorite TV shows, movies and video games would taste? Here is your chance to experience what was once a mystery! This book is full of unofficial recipes from Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, The Legend of Zelda...just to name a few. I am a self proclaimed geek and I squealed with joy upon opening this wondrous collection of recipes. The recipes ar ...

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"TOX-SICK: From Toxic to Not Sick" by Suzanne Somers

'TOX-SICK: From Toxic to Not Sick' by Suzanne Somers

“It’s as if we are all on a big, chemical drunk, and the hangover is a killer.”—Suzanne Somers, in TOX-SICKPioneering health and wellness advocate, Suzanne Somers, delivers a powerful answer in this expose on the immediate and long-term dangers of living in a world that has become increasingly toxic to our health. The build-up of toxins in our bodies can lead to myriad health concerns — including weight gain, food allergies ...

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"Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination" by J.K. Rowling

'Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination' by J.K. Rowling

Adult Book ★★★★★ I wish someone had read these inspiring words to me on my graduation day! This is a beautiful commencement speech formatted into a beautiful book that helps a beautiful cause, J.K Rowling's charity, Lumos. Told with humor and unquestionable wisdom by (in my very biased opinion) one of the best authors in the world, this is a commencement speech for the records. Rowling delves into the importance of both failure and imagination in our lives ...

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"Getting There: A Book of Mentors" by Gillian Zoe Segal

'Getting There: A Book of Mentors' by Gillian Zoe Segal

Adult Book ★★★★★ Curious about how Warren Buffett, Jillian Michaels, or Michael Bloomberg became so successful? Read about the road to success from these public figures and more who excel in a variety of careers. Each person also offers advice in addition to their candid recollections about success. An excellent book, especially for anyone looking for a mentor or just some career inspiration. ...

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"Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Real West" by Bill O'Reilly

'Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Real West' by Bill O'Reilly

Adult Book The must-have companion to Bill O'Reilly's historic series Legends and Lies: The Real West, a fascinating, eye-opening look at the truth behind the western legends we all think we knowHow did Davy Crockett save President Jackson's life only to end up dying at the Alamo? Was the Lone Ranger based on a real lawman-and was he an African American? What amazing de ...

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"Healthy Pasta: The Sexy, Skinny, and Smart Way to Eat Your Favourite Food" by Joseph Bastianich

'Healthy Pasta: The Sexy, Skinny, and Smart Way to Eat Your Favourite Food' by Joseph Bastianich

Adult Book ★★★★ Who doesn't love pasta? This cookbook has a plethora of new and traditional ideas. All 100 recipes are under 500 calories for those focused on healthy eating, although with the tempting photos, you'd never think this cookbook was focused on flavorful but healthy recipes! I can't wait to delve into a few of these! ...

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"The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough

'The Wright Brothers' by David McCullough

Adult Book Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright.On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened: the age of flight had begun, with the first heavier-than-air, powered machine ...

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"Mademoiselle Chanel" by C.W. Gortner

'Mademoiselle Chanel' by C.W. Gortner

Adult Book ★★★★★ This novel follows the life of famed fashion designer Coco Chanel from her early years in a convent to the debut of her 1954 collection. For lovers of fashion, there are numerous descriptions of her famous pieces as well as a subplot about development of her still popular scent, Chanel No. 5. Her social circle, which included artists, aristocrats, courtesans, and ballet dancers, as well as her many love affairs are complex and vivid, bring ...

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"The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook: Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts to Die For" by Kate White

'The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook: Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts to Die For' by Kate White

Adult Book ★★★★ Have you ever found yourself wondering how to make Richard Castle’s pancakes or Kinsey Millhone’s peanut butter and pickle sandwich? If so, this is the cookbook for you! It showcases recipes from more than one hundred mystery authors, and chances are at least one of your favorite mystery authors contributed a recipe. Each recipe includes an introduction from the author, which may include a family history or personal anecdote, connect t ...

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"The Road to Character" by David Brooks

'The Road to Character' by David  Brooks

Adult Book “I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character, but I wanted at least to know what the road looks like and how other people have trodden it.”—David Brooks   With the wisdom, humor, curiosity, and sharp insights that have brought millions of readers to his New York Times column and his previous bestsellers, David Brooks has consistently illuminated our daily lives in surprising and origina ...

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"Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania" by Erik Larson

'Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania' by Erik Larson

Adult Book #1 New York Times BestsellerFrom the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the LusitaniaOn May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, ...

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"Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security" by Laurence J. Kotlikoff

'Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security' by Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Learn the secrets to maximizing your Social Security benefits and earn up to thousands of dollars more each year with expert advice that you can't get anywhere else.Want to know how to navigate the forbidding maze of Social Security and emerge with the highest possible benefits? You could try reading all 2,728 rules of the Social Security system (and the thousands of explanations of these rules), but Kotlikoff, Moeller, and Solman explain ...

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"Girl in a Band" by Kim Gordon

'Girl in a Band' by Kim Gordon

Adult Book For many, Kim Gordon, vocalist, bassist and founding member of Sonic Youth, has always been the epitome of cool.Sonic Youth is one of the most influential and successful bands to emerge from the post-punk New York scene, and their legacy continues to loom large over the landscape of indie rock and American pop culture. Almost as celebrated as the band's defiantly dissonant sound was the marriage between Gordon and her husband, fellow Soni ...

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"Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End" by Atul Gawande

'Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End' by Atul Gawande

Adult Book In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending.Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interes ...

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